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2011-02-10 13:52:02

Study finds seine net elimination an important step to the recovery of robust fish communities Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society working in Kenya have found that better fisheries management that includes restricting fishing gear is producing more predatory and longer-lived species and is improving fishing even in adjacent areas where no management is taking place. During a 10-year study, conservationists recording fish catches found that the implementation of...

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2011-01-27 11:01:59

Researchers at Australia's leading coral reef research centre have developed a way to protect both coral reef fish - and the interests of fishers. In pioneering research carried out in Fiji in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the CoECRS team has reported a new approach that enables communities to balance the need to protect the environment with the need to maintain local food supplies and incomes. Concern over the worldwide decline of coral reefs has prompted many...

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2011-01-17 07:56:27

Wildlife Conservation Society confirms sea urchins destroy reef building algae in overfished sites on Kenya's coast An 18-year study of Kenya's coral reefs by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of California at Santa Cruz has found that overfished reef systems have more sea urchins"”organisms that in turn eat coral algae that build tropical reef systems. By contrast, reef systems closed to fishing have fewer sea urchins"”the result of predatory fish keeping...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet's most imperiled group of animals"” apes. For apes"”bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs"”the outlook in the wild is bleak. Given catastrophic population declines, it is estimated that some ape...

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2010-12-06 10:33:45

Tiger population may be the second largest in the world, but it remains under threat Scientists have created the highest resolution map of the Sumatran tiger distribution ever produced, revealing that the island now hosts the second largest tiger population on earth. The research, carried out with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Indonesia Program and Forum HarimauKita, will be published in a special issue of Integrative Zoology, on tiger conservation and research methodologies. Hariyo T....

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2010-09-29 09:37:10

Study finds higher temperatures, precipitation levels mean greater harm by parasites to developing chicks A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study on nesting birds in Argentina finds that increasing temperatures and rainfall"”both side effects of climate change in some parts of the world"”could be bad for birds of South America, but great for some of their parasites which thrive in warmer and wetter conditions. The study, which looked at nesting forest birds in Santa Fe,...

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2010-09-15 10:20:00

The world's tiger population has dipped below 3,500, and those that have managed to survive have been confined in a fraction of their available habitat, according to a new study published online in PLoS Biology on Tuesday. The study--which was authored by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as well as representatives from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/Species Survival Commission (SSC) Cat Specialist Group, the IUCN's Species Survival...

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2010-09-05 11:50:00

Wildlife Conservation Society-led census boasts record numbers for vulturesWhile vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other members of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project.Researchers report that record numbers of vultures have been counted in Cambodia's annual vulture census, with 296 birds of three...

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2010-08-31 12:34:55

With a simple click of the camera, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society of London have developed a new way to accurately monitor long-term trends in rare and vanishing species over large landscapes. Called the "Wildlife Picture Index," (WPI) the methodology collects images from remote "camera traps," which automatically photograph anything that lopes, waddles, or slinks past. These virtual photo albums "“ sometimes containing thousands of photos of...

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2010-08-25 19:51:40

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are requesting that the Government of Tanzania reconsider the proposed construction of a commercial road through the world's best known wildlife sanctuary"”Serengeti National Park"”and recommend that alternative routes be used that can meet the transportation needs of the region without disrupting the greatest remaining migration of large land animals in the world.At issue is the proposed...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.